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Freelance writers work for a variety of clients to produce editorial, advertising, marketing, and other written materials. As independent contractors, freelancers typically work from a home office, but they may also work from libraries, coffee shops, or other spaces. Because their clients vary, freelance ...
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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Freelance Writer - Self-Employed , hourly rate: $27.00
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News journalists are involved in the collecting and writing of information which they consider newsworthy. Typically, news journalists work for newspapers or online news sites, as well as in some broadcast media like radio and television. Journalists must have excellent written and verbal communication ...
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MEDIAN: $39,526
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A journalist carries out research to create news articles. These news articles may be published online or in a newspaper or a magazine. In other cases, the journalist’s stories will be broadcast on television or radio. The journalist will be responsible for looking for articles that are relevant and ...
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MEDIAN: $38,095
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Journalist - NBC , salaries: $60,000
Journalist - The Associated Press , salaries: $48,000
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A freelance technical writer creates operations manuals and other technical documents for organizations on a freelance basis. The language used in these documents - such as technical concepts, processes and other information - often must be simplified for the end user while remaining accurate. However, ...
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Broadcast journalists present news to television viewers and radio listeners. They are hired by local TV and radio outlets and affiliates, or they may work for large, national broadcast entities. These journalists can be anchors, news readers, or reporters, and they usually must have the ability to ...
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MEDIAN: $33,342
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Journalist, Broadcast - KOMO , salaries: $67,500
Journalist, Broadcast - E.W. Scripps Co , salaries: $49,750
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Freelance photographers usually find that the job has two sides, a creative side that involves the photography of subjects and a business side. Most photographers find the creative elements of the job to be rewarding enough to be willing to endure the vagaries and hassles of the business side. Most photographers ...
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